The hosts have not won in six league matches, including last week's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mainz. After a promising start to the new year, they have scored two goals in their last five games.
Gladbach, meanwhile, are winless in four games including back-to-back losses at the hands of Dortmund and Wolfsburg. In those two losses, they have been beaten by a combined score of 7-0.
Injuries are limited on both sides for the game, with Zvonimir Soldo's Köln squad missing just Christopher Schorch and Adli Chihi.
For Michael Frontzeck and Gladbach, only Christian Dorda is set to miss out due to a knee injury.
This rates to be a very close game with both sides struggling to find their goalscoring form. It might end scoreless, or have a single goal decide it for either side.